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#1472446 - 08/10/2018 20:37 Re: Far North Queensland Dry Season - Cardwell Northwards - 2018 [Re: Raindammit]
Simmo FNQ Offline
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Not the Greenies, it was making young children sick that were exposed to it. Here is a link

https://www.uq.edu.au/news/article/2016/08/household-pesticides-pose-exposure-risk-small-children

Would be nice to get a little sprinkle over the weekend. Not holding my breath though.

Lets hope the good start to the storm season they are having or about to have down south is a good sign of things to come for us.


Edited by Simmo FNQ (08/10/2018 20:46)
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#1472449 - 08/10/2018 21:23 Re: Far North Queensland Dry Season - Cardwell Northwards - 2018 [Re: Raindammit]
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I get a termite inspection every six months. They usually do a small spray around each footing. Reckon this keeps most things away

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#1472462 - 08/10/2018 23:25 Re: Far North Queensland Dry Season - Cardwell Northwards - 2018 [Re: hickory]
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Originally Posted By: hickory
Someone said that some ingredient in it upset the bloody Greenies.


No, the ingredient that caused geckos to suffocate when sprayed (organophosphate diazinon) had ill effect on humans, that's why it was banned. Greenies do not determine which products are sold. Young children in particular got quite ill from it here in Qld but the effects impacted adults also. It's a shame because it was awesome on geckos. It had nothing to do with the greenies but I hear they are responsible for water running the opposite way down sinks in the northern hemisphere and the sun rising in the east.

Originally Posted By: Simmo FNQ


Would be nice to get a little sprinkle over the weekend. Not holding my breath though.



Good luck Simmo, I hear it is very dry up there at the moment. Our forecast looks pretty good for the coming few days but I'll believe it when I see it as it has been very dry down here too this year.
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#1472464 - 09/10/2018 02:25 Re: Far North Queensland Dry Season - Cardwell Northwards - 2018 [Re: Simmo FNQ]
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Originally Posted By: Simmo FNQ
Not the Greenies, it was making young children sick that were exposed to it. Here is a link

https://www.uq.edu.au/news/article/2016/08/household-pesticides-pose-exposure-risk-small-children

I read that article Simmo, and for young kids still crawling as well as toddlers, cockroach baits would seem to be the most likely thing they would put in their mouth.
But,- "Ms English said cockroach bait casings reduced poison exposure."
And Crawly Cruncher, and all the others, are sprayed nowhere near children. The are used at 'points of entry', as in where the ants find a crack or crevice. And any parent who left these spray where toddlers could grab them needs a swift kick up the ring.

Crawly Cruncher worked, and worked very well. Bowled gecko's over with ease, and people were advised by repairmen to spray it around their split system aircons, washing machines and garage door controllers, as some printed circuit boards fried by gecko intrusion was costing people upward of $800. Desktop PC's were another item fried all too often to.

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#1472495 - 09/10/2018 12:35 Re: Far North Queensland Dry Season - Cardwell Northwards - 2018 [Re: hickory]
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It is like a flick has been switched, and it has gone back to "summer"
yesterday was the first day that i have had my shirt off pretty well all day. And all of the "summer bugs" have started to chorus again.
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#1472542 - 09/10/2018 18:18 Re: Far North Queensland Dry Season - Cardwell Northwards - 2018 [Re: @_Yasified_shak]
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Originally Posted By: @_Yasified_shak
It is like a flick has been switched, and it has gone back to "summer"
yesterday was the first day that i have had my shirt off pretty well all day. And all of the "summer bugs" have started to chorus again.


Ah weird, I still feel like its relatively cool still... but I can really feel the change - its lovely!

My gut tells me we are in for a great wet season - no science - just ma bellie!!
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#1472548 - 09/10/2018 18:29 Re: Far North Queensland Dry Season - Cardwell Northwards - 2018 [Re: Raindammit]
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The aches & pains people out here are getting their aches and pains, so that sounds hopeful.

37degrees according to the car, so I guess it must've been around that. Wondering why I was perspiring.

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#1472573 - 09/10/2018 19:22 Re: Far North Queensland Dry Season - Cardwell Northwards - 2018 [Re: Raindammit]
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Does indeed DU. Up here I think the switch that was flicked was labelled "Skip October weather and go straight to November weather"
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#1472712 - 10/10/2018 15:57 Re: Far North Queensland Dry Season - Cardwell Northwards - 2018 [Re: Raindammit]
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Mosquitos are getting a go on around G'vale
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#1472721 - 10/10/2018 16:43 Re: Far North Queensland Dry Season - Cardwell Northwards - 2018 [Re: WANDJINA G'vale]
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Originally Posted By: WANDJINA G'vale
Mosquitos are getting a go on around G'vale

Thankfully not here yet, but the tiny biting gnats are arriving slowly.

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#1472757 - 10/10/2018 18:56 Re: Far North Queensland Dry Season - Cardwell Northwards - 2018 [Re: Raindammit]
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U get rid of the gecko's and u will always have insect problems. Let nature do what its intended to. A bit of gecko leavings is no where near as harmful as chemicals u have to pay for.
Yes... they do prey on roaches. So do huntsman's..
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#1472777 - 10/10/2018 19:49 Re: Far North Queensland Dry Season - Cardwell Northwards - 2018 [Re: Raindammit]
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I wouldn't want to part with my geckos, even when they do set off the smoke alarm occasionally. Didn't know they ate cockroaches, they definitely have to stay.

The ants will too, all the way from across the road, down to the bottom of the back yard. Unfortunately they seem to love the damp patch around my herb garden, their trail is right where I stand when I water. frown They've been drinking at the birdbath.

Have started by building them their own little ant-bath near the front fence, and they are actually using it. Have to expand it somewhat so everyone can drink.
https://drive.google.com/open?id=1aphcW8b8-_oHRkjd9iGWOLBoebRClBGE

Can anyone identify them from this low light pic?
https://drive.google.com/open?id=15UW7q2PpxlLhvSL9QUn7n-O0Jd1TqTtX
Red and black, move like greenants, but not greenants, although they nip like they do, and almost as aggressive.

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#1472825 - 11/10/2018 00:03 Re: Far North Queensland Dry Season - Cardwell Northwards - 2018 [Re: Raindammit]
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Looks like meat ants C@28. I have loads of them down near the river. They are good for cane toad control. They kill them and are not affected by the toxins. Their colouring can vary a little but have a look at this wiki article. Some good pics further down.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Meat_ant

34c here tomorrow and possible thunderstorms on Saturday. The disappointment begins right on que.
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#1472828 - 11/10/2018 00:51 Re: Far North Queensland Dry Season - Cardwell Northwards - 2018 [Re: Raindammit]
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Thanks Simmo
I thought they must be meat ants, but I'm not that great on ID. Great to hear they're bad news for cane toads, I have a few around that come out at dark.
Thanks for the link too, a bit of reading there.

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#1473062 - 11/10/2018 20:25 Re: Far North Queensland Dry Season - Cardwell Northwards - 2018 [Re: Raindammit]
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Lets hope we don't see a Hurricane Micheal style TC come ashore near us this season. Some pretty full on damaged footage starting to appear online now. Did anyone see the footage of the Storm Chaser Brett Adair getting caught up in that storm surge, bloody lucky to be alive!
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#1473113 - 12/10/2018 01:14 Re: Far North Queensland Dry Season - Cardwell Northwards - 2018 [Re: Raindammit]
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So dry now. Evening humidity usually increases to between 30 & 50%. Tonight it is still a low 18%.

Have you got a link to that HF please. I couldn't find that specific one...or was it only on FB?

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#1473122 - 12/10/2018 07:51 Re: Far North Queensland Dry Season - Cardwell Northwards - 2018 [Re: cold@28]
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Originally Posted By: cold@28
So dry now. Evening humidity usually increases to between 30 & 50%. Tonight it is still a low 18%.

Have you got a link to that HF please. I couldn't find that specific one...or was it only on FB?


I saw it on my FB feed as I like a lot USA storm chasers. Look on the OCC FB page as I know they shared the post. There is another one doing the rounds with a storm chaser in the eye wall, pretty eerie...
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#1473131 - 12/10/2018 09:03 Re: Far North Queensland Dry Season - Cardwell Northwards - 2018 [Re: Raindammit]
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Some pretty crazy storms down south yesterday. Some great totals around too. So jealous.

Tomorrow looks good for a storm. Good steering too
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#1473134 - 12/10/2018 09:13 Re: Far North Queensland Dry Season - Cardwell Northwards - 2018 [Re: Simmo FNQ]
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Thanks HF.

Originally Posted By: Simmo FNQ
Some pretty crazy storms down south yesterday. Some great totals around too. So jealous.

Yeah, me too Simmo.

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#1473182 - 12/10/2018 15:05 Re: Far North Queensland Dry Season - Cardwell Northwards - 2018 [Re: Raindammit]
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I thought we might have been a bit of a chance of a drop or 2 the way the radar was looking last night.....are we going to get a storm on the lowlands or just the tablelands.....?


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